Hi, I teach a mixed Year 1 and 2 class and am a NQT. I wonder if I could get your views on how much evidence is necessary in books, especially in Maths? I follow the Abacus scheme and lots of the maths is activity based. I take photos and store them every week on the computer, so my lesson plans and learning objectives could be matched up with the weekly photos. I do NOT print them out, put them in individual books and annotate them. My Year 1s also use mini-whiteboards a lot and again, I do not photocopy these. The only paper trail I have is their actual Abacus exercise books, which are only used once or twice a week. However, I do know at the end of every week, who has met the LOs and who hasn't and keep records of this. I guess my question is, is this enough? The same question goes for Topic work. We do a lot of hands on activities and again I take photos. However, with these I am keeping a whole class book, print out the photos and annotate with LOs - a page for every topic. Again, is this enough? I guess I am taking stock half way through my first year. Thanks for any advice you can give me.